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Lynn Kehoe on Lessons Learned On and Off the Racetrack

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2018 7:00am

Lynn Kehoe on Lessons Learned On and Off the Racetrack by Jennifer Eremeeva An impulse bid at a charity auction first led Lynn Kehoe to racecar driving, but after one day behind the wheel, she knew she had found a sport and a lifestyle she could embrace with passion. “It was an unbelievable experience,” she says of her first time behind the wheel of a BMW E 30, “it took me right out of my comfort zone and left me with an incredible feeling of having risen to a challenge ...


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Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2016 12:01pm

Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2016, approximately 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. And upcoming high school ...


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Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2016 12:05am

Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of ...


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Automakers woo women drivers - Toronto Star Canada

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 10th, 2014 12:06pm

automakers that aren’t able to woo the ladies might just land themselves in the dollar doghouse. ... Read More!


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Shifting Out of Neutral

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:32am

When Marta Moren goes to work at Georgetown only female mechanic on the shop floor, and even though she’s only 24 years old (and always sports pink nail polish) she’s got the talent of a veteran. For the last two years, Moren has won a Grand Master Gold Technician Award in a hands-on skills competition. She competed against 160 finalists (selected from 7,000 technicians) and earned one of the 44 awards handed out in ...


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Ford Shares Tips For Safer Proms, Calmer Moms (And Dads)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 13th, 2010 6:07pm

Prom season is upon us! The 17-year-old son of one our staffers will be attending his first prom this weekend, and because he is a new driver, his mom is a little worried about his driving safety on prom night. Prom is a big night for teenagers, filled with glitter, glitz, and high expectations. For parents, though, it can be a long evening fraught with nail-biting and worry that won't end until their teen returns home safely. And ...


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Fuel Efficient Couple En Route Across United States To Break Guinness World Record For Lowest Fuel Consumption

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2008 2:27pm

Two of the world's most fuel-efficient drivers, John and Helen Taylor, are a third of the way through their attempt to break the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States. A dozen days into their trip, they've passed through the northern states of the Great Plains, including South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. Their chariot for this record-breaking trip is the all-new, ...


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Rebekah Mercadel Heating up Junior Dragsters

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 25th, 2008 3:36pm

Rebekah Mercadel, or Beka to her friends, is a New Orleans native who now hangs her hat in Texas thanks to Hurricane Katrina. She is also a junior drag racer and pilots a Top Alcohol Jr. Dragster for Mercadel Motorsports. She is one of about 8,500 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) junior drag racers and one of a very few licensed minority top alcohol junior drivers in the country. With her dad and crew chief -- ...


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Geico Educates Teen Drivers in Dallas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:22pm

Geico is working to change the fate of teen drivers in Dallas, Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), auto accidents are the #1 killer of teens age 16-19. Geico associates in Dallas want to change that by talking to teens through Geico’s national teen safe driving speakers bureau. They plan to take their show on the road and meet with high school classes. Why? To give ...


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Allstate America's Teen Driving Hotspots Study Finds Locations of Most Deadly Crashes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 2:58pm

Metro areas in the southern US scored lowest in an Allstate study that identifies “hotspots” where fatal teen driving crash rates are highest. The study’s release kicks off Allstate’s “Action Against Distraction” safe teen driving program. The study found that the 10 deadliest places among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas are in the southern US. The deadliest metro areas ...


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